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Who else's diet is out the window for the holidays?

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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:31 PM

    i was doing so great - working out, eating healthy, not drinking too much, slowly losing weight UNTIL the holidays came -- i feel like a sausage!

    We have been non-stop with the social holiday events - 2 to 3 per week since Thanksgiving! I know it's pretty much an excuse but i want to enjoy the events and have some wine and cheese and whatever else and not be the one in the corner with the club soda and carrots! i feel like my willpower as been eaten up by the holiday party bug.

    should i just say f--k it and enjoy the next 2 weeks or stop being lazy and get my ass in the gym?

    is anyone else's diet out the window?

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:48 PM

      I enjoy the holidays and the events that take place so I take part in everyone's everything. Full on dinner, desserts, and cocktails. And the treats that go around the office, and the Christmas tamales, etc. If ever there is a time to skimp - for me - it is not the holiday season.

      If you've been going to the gym you may as well keep going...but if you want to take some time out from the gym it won't kill you. 2 weeks of eating and excercising poorly is a drop in the bucket if it is balanced with months of doing well. Just get back at it when the festivities pass. Don't beat yourself up over it :o)

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        Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:51 PM

        I've been avoiding the social events. Sometimes I get together with friends instead & workout. I've gone to a few of them, but I tried to stick with stuff I don't feel so bad about. At a party saturday I had chocolate covered bananas. I also eat somthing healthy before going so I don't pig out on all the bad food. The holidays are really tough.

        #4 Maura


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        Posted 17 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

        alyssa, i feel the same way. although i havent been to too many holiday parties, im just a lazy ass and didnt go to the gym for the last two weeks until yesterday because i was busy at work or whatever other excuse i could come up with because i was tired. what changed my mind to stop being so lazy was looking at photos of my fat butt/thighs/hips and untoned arms while trying on wedding gowns on saturday. i say it's ok to eat holiday treats, but make sure to get to the gym too. i made a promise to myself to go to the gym for a minimum of 30 mins per day, but aiming for 45-60 mins. i am just one of those people that if i stop working out i start getting pudgy almost immediately. my stupid FI doesnt ever work out and he's like a freaking bean pole! grr. i hope our kids get his genetics!

        #5 *JillD*

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          Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:10 PM

          I say try to keep going to the gym, that way when you do have some wine or treats the impact won't be as much.

          I told DH I'm rejoining the gym the day after xmas, its the only way I'll be consistent with working out!

          #6 LisaG

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            Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:11 PM

            I've been eating so bad at all of our holiday gatherings! We took a picture in front of the tree yesterday and I swear my face is a big fat blob! I've been eating but still going to the gym a few days a week. If I make it in there at least 3 days a week, then I don't feel so sausage like...lol!

            #7 CarrieRN

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              Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:52 PM

              I am going to start my exercise and diet stuff after the holidays. I'm not trying dress on until Feb and I have ten months til the wedding. I will just stay fat for Christmas. But then I have to get serious and start exercising again. Have taken forever off and want to start running again. So hard to start...and so cold outside.
              Philip at 1 yr old. Go Steelers!
              Soon I will get to post wedding pics, figure I should get some more Philip in first!


              #8 NYJen

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                Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:09 PM

                A bunch of us started a "Daily Challenges" thread back in October and were sticking to it really well. It was a great motivator, but we've all been slacking lately (at least with our posts.) I had been working out about 5 times a week until Thanksgiving and then it went down to 2 or 3 times a week. Plus, I've been VERY bad with my calories. I need to get back into it. At least I'm still working out.

                Anyone have any advice on how to stay on track

                #9 beachbride08

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                  Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:35 PM

                  Originally Posted by Mrs.B 2008
                  should i just say f--k it and enjoy the next 2 weeks or stop being lazy and get my ass in the gym?

                  is anyone else's diet out the window?
                  I said that a long time ago! I have been trying to work out a little just to get back in the swing of working out, but I am going to be hitting the gym hard core after the holidays. I really need to lose weight for the wedding. We started planning at 18 months and we are already under 11. It really flies by fast so I need to get going!

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                  Posted 17 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

                  HAH! Mine’s been out the window since my wedding was over… now with the holidays and all these yummy cookies coming to the office I feel like a cookie monster. My clothes still fit… thank god. I’m lucky I guess.

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